I want to make sure that everyone is clear about El Grupo going up to Durango, Colorado to do a week long mountain bike development camp at Fort Lewis College. We had an absolute blast with this last year, and are truly looking forward to it again. We also received tremendous feedback on how last year’s youth behaved, which is a primary reason we are being asked back again.

The dates are set for July 25th – 31st. We will be leaving Tucson in time to drive up there and begin camp on the 25th. We will be arriving back in town late on that Sunday, the 31st. More details to come on that.

We will be staying in dorm rooms, eating in the cafeteria, and playing in and around Fort Lewis campus. This is some of the world’s best mountain biking, a 13x national champ cycling program, and an awesome opportunity for El Grupo.

We will do our best to make sure that all of you who deserve to go get a chance to be there. Here is what it takes from you to get you on this trip: consistent attendance and effort/output at practices, positive attitude (even when it gets hot), assistance with summer bike camps, participation in any other outreach events and/or fundraising we may need to do to help pay for it all.

Mark your calendars and get your heads in the game knowing that we have some super fun mtb’ing to do in late July.